Past Folk Play Performances - Dorset

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Dorset, England

Date Group Time Venue Contact
07 Nov 01
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:00 Weymouth, Pagan Party, Prospect Inn
[The play was once performed in a village near Weymouth in the early part of the 20th century and revived performances have been carried out since 1978 by members of the Frome Valley Morris and friends]
David Milner
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23 Dec 01
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:00 Turners Puddle, Village Carol Night
[The play was once performed in a village near Weymouth in the early part of the 20th century and revived performances have been carried out since 1978 by members of the Frome Valley Morris and friends]
David Milner
01305 852773
01 Jan 02
Babylon 11:00 Beaminster
[Morris as well]
Steve Cunio
- - 12:00 Stoke Abbott, New Inn
[Morris as well]
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- - 13:00 Waytown, Hare & Hounds
[Morris as well]
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01 Jan 02 Symondsbury Mummers 21:00 Symondsbury, Ilchester Arms -
03 Dec 02
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 21:00 Langton Herring, Elm Tree Folk Night
[The play was once performed in a village near Weymouth in the early part of the 20th century and revived performances have been carried out since 1978 by members of the Frome Valley Morris and friends]
David Milner
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04 Dec 02
Wessex Morris Men 21:00 Winterborne Stickland, Crown Folk Night
[Mummers' play]
David Pritchard
07713 577954
08 Dec 02
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 21:00 Dorchester, Hardy Society Carols
[The play was once performed in a village near Weymouth in the early part of the 20th century and revived performances have been carried out since 1978 by members of the Frome Valley Morris and friends]
David Milner
01305 852773
09 Dec 02
Wessex Morris Men 22:00 Pulham, Halsy Arms
[Mummers' play]
David Pritchard
07713 577954
13 Dec 02
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:00 West Stafford, West Stafford Village Party
[The play was once performed in a village near Weymouth in the early part of the 20th century and revived performances have been carried out since 1978 by members of the Frome Valley Morris and friends]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 21:00 West Knighton, New Inn -
14 Dec 02
Stourvale Mummers 12:00 Wimborne Minster
[Save the Children thingy]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 20:30 Verwood, Monmouth Ash -
- - 21:00 Horton, Drucillas Inn -
- - 21:30 Horton, Horton Inn -
- - 22:00 Mannington, Cross Keys -
16 Dec 02
Wessex Morris Men 21:00 Cerne Abbas, Wessex Christmas Party
[The Cerne Abbas performance was done in the street as both the pub venues reluctantly refused to have the Mummers performing due to a complaint to the licensing officer from an unknown person stating the Public Entertainment Licence regulations were going to be broken if we performed. Please sign the petitions going round about this and the new Licencing Bill now before Parliament.]
David Pritchard
07713 577954
18 Dec 02
Stourvale Mummers 21:30 Winkton, Lamb Inn Chris Mason
01202 553294
19 Dec 02
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:00 Burton Bradstock, Three Horseshoes
[The play was once performed in a village near Weymouth in the early part of the 20th century and revived performances have been carried out since 1978 by members of the Frome Valley Morris and friends]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 21:00 Litton Cheney, White Horse -
- - 22:00 Chiswell, Portland, Cove Inn -
19 Dec 02 Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Stapehill, Old Thatch Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 21:00 Broom Hill, Barley Mow -
- - 21:30 Wimborne Minster, Dormers -
- - 22:00 Wimborne Minster, Crown & Anchor -
19 Dec 02 The Melstock Band - Poole, Poole Arts Centre
[Christmas Tour 2002. A professional stage show of seasonal festivities of the English Countryside, with stories, dances, mummers, wassailers, carol singers, and humstrums, drawing on Thomas Hardy and country poets.]
Dave Townsend
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20 Dec 02
Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Lower Parkstone, Grasshopper Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 21:00 Lower Parkstone, Parkstone Yacht Club -
- - 22:00 Lower Parkstone, Central Hotel -
21 Dec 02
Stourvale Mummers 20:00 Kingston Lacy
[Winter Solstice]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 20:30 Gussage All Saints, The Drovers -
- - 21:00 Wimborne St. Giles, Bull Hotel -
- - 21:30 Cranborne, Fleur de Lys -
- - 22:00 Edmondsham, Village Hall
[Grand Christmas Ceilidh with "The Union Band", Caller: Ray Sargent]
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22 Dec 02
Stourvale Mummers 12:46 Sturminster Marshall, Red Lion Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 13:15 Corfe Mullen, Coventry Arms -
- - 13:45 Broadstone, Derby's Corner -
- - 14:15 Corfe Mullen, Holme Bush -
01 Jan 03
Babylon 11:00 Beaminster, The Square
[Babylon's annual (traditional?) New Year's Day tour. Two morris teams plus the mummers' play.]
Steve Cunio
- - 12:00 Stoke Abbott, New Inn -
- - 13:00 Waytown, Hare and Hounds -
01 Jan 03 Symondsbury Mummers 21:00 Symondsbury, Ilchester Arms -
03 Jan 03
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:00 Bothenhampton, Entertainment evening
[The play was once performed in a village near Weymouth in the early part of the 20th century and revived performances have been carried out since 1978 by members of the Frome Valley Morris and friends]
David Milner
01305 852773
09 Jan 03
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Bothenhampton, Village Social
[A Hoodening Play with Horse and Jockey will also be performed]
David Milner
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13 Dec 03
Stourvale Mummers 12:00 Wimborne Minster, Save the Children
[Stourvale Mummers are Bourne River Morris in winter rainment. They perform a traditional Mummers' play, from Sixpenny Handley, and raise money for the benefit of local children by doing so.]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
15 Dec 03
Stourvale Mummers 20:15 Broadstone, Private Function, Go-Ahead Ladies
[Private Function]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
17 Dec 03
Stourvale Mummers 21:30 Winkton, Lamb Inn Chris Mason
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18 Dec 03
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 21:00 Weymouth, Boot Inn
[More details to come. The play is derived from a 1930s ms in Dorset CRO, with words once performed in what is believed to be Broadwey, near Weymouth up to about WW1, and revived from 1978.]
David Milner
01305 852773
18 Dec 03 Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Horton, Drucillas Inn
[Stourvale Mummers are Bourne River Morris in winter rainment. They perform a traditional Mummers' play, from Sixpenny Handley, and raise money for the benefit of local children by doing so.]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 21:00 Horton, Horton Inn -
- - 21:30 Broom Hill, Barley Mow -
- - 22:00 Mannington, Cross Keys -
19 Dec 03
Babylon - Sherborne
[Various pubs around the town - full programme on the web site when (or if) it's confirmed]
Steve Cunio
19 Dec 03 Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:30 West Stafford, Village Hall Christmas Social
[Times approximate]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 21:15 West Stafford, Wise Man -
19 Dec 03 Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Poole, The Angel
[Stourvale Mummers are Bourne River Morris in winter rainment. They perform a traditional Mummers' play, from Sixpenny Handley, and raise money for the benefit of local children by doing so.]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 21:00 Parkstone, Parkstone Yacht Club -
- - 22:00 Poole, The Blue Boar -
20 Dec 03
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 12:00 Dorchester, South Street pedestrian area
[Play to be performed in the street at some time between 12 and 2. There will also be dancing and music from Hobos Morris and Frome Valley Morris]
David Milner
01305 852773
20 Dec 03 Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Cranborne, Fleur de Lys
[Stourvale Mummers are Bourne River Morris in winter rainment. They perform a traditional Mummers' play, from Sixpenny Handley, and raise money for the benefit of local children by doing so.]
Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 21:00 Wimborne St. Giles, The Bull -
- - 21:30 Gussage All Saints, The Drovers -
- - 22:00 Cranborne, Cecil Memorial Hall
[Grand Christmas Ceilidh with "The Union Band" Caller: Ray Sargent.]
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21 Dec 03
Stourvale Mummers 12:30 Sturminster Marshall, Red Lion Chris Mason
01202 553294
- - 13:00 Almer, Botany Bay -
- - 13:30 Corfe Mullen, Coventry Arms -
- - 14:00 Corfe Mullen, Holme Bush -
- - 20:00 Kingston Lacy, Winter Solstice, Back of the House
[Stourvale Mummers are Bourne River Morris in winter rainment. They perform a traditional Mummers' play, from Sixpenny Handley, and raise money for the benefit of local children by doing so.]
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22 Dec 03
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:00 Turners Puddle, The church
[More details to come. The play is derived from a 1930s ms in Dorset CRO, with words once performed in what is believed to be Broadwey, near Weymouth up to about WW1, and revived from 1978.]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 20:30 Bere Regis, Drax Arms
[Time approximate]
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22 Dec 03 Wessex Morris Men 20:30 Cerne Abbas, New Inn
[Hopefully we won't get banned this year. All times are Wessex times (approx)]
Brian Buckle
01963 250575
- - 21:00 Cerne Abbas, Red Lion -
01 Jan 04
Babylon 11:00 Beaminster, The Square
[Morris dancing as well - the performances conclude with the mummers play]
Steve Cunio
- - 12:00 Stoke Abbott, The New Inn -
- - 13:00 Waytown, The Hare and Hounds -
01 Jan 04 Symondsbury Mummers 21:00 Symondsbury, Ilchester Arms -
09 Jan 04
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Bothenhampton, Village social entertainment David Milner
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23 Mar 04
Babylon 19:30 Chetnole, Chetnole Inn
[There will be morris from Babylon (border) and The Wyvern Jubilee Morris Men (Cotswold) before the play. Anyone is thinking of making a special trip should check the Babylon website or email.]
Steve Cunio
23 Apr 04
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Dorchester, Thomas Hardye School
[A public weekend evernt together with the Thomas Hardy Society. It is an exploration of "Englishness" based on scenes drawn form Hardy and Shakespeare. The event is a dramatic multi-media production featuring readings, film, playlets, dance and traditional drama, including a local mumming text and play.]
David Milner
01305 852773
23 Apr 04 Wessex Morris Men 21:00 Sherborne, Weavers Club Brian Buckle
01963 250575
03 May 04
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Dorchester, Brownsword Hall, Poundbury
[Dorchester Arts Festival - East meets West. Together with the Thomas Hardy Society, thsi public event is an exploration of "Englishness" based on scenes from Hardy and Shakespeare. The event is a dramatic multi-media production featuring readings, film, playlets, dance and traditional drama, including a local mumming text and play.]
David Milner
01305 852773
23 Oct 04
Frome Valley Morris Mummers - Dorchester
[FVM perform a mumming play with a script from the Dorset County Museum, believed to have been performed in the Broadwey area up until WW1 and revisited from 1978. Costumes are partly based on photos of Dorset players from the 19th century. Some venues also include a recently prepared play (2003), largely similar to East Kent Hoodening plays and featuring a horse and company. All times are approximate and we endeavour to perform where stated but cannot guarantee 100% appearance.]
David Milner
01305 852773
05 Dec 04
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:00 Dorchester, Kingston Maurward House
[With Thomas Hardye Society Dorset Carols. FVM perform a mumming play with a script from the Dorset County Museum, believed to have been performed in the Broadwey area up until WW1 and revisited from 1978. Costumes are partly based on photos of Dorset players from the 19th century. Some venues also include a recently prepared play (2003), largely similar to East Kent Hoodening plays and featuring a horse and company. All times are approximate and we endeavour to perform where stated but cannot guarantee 100% appearance.]
David Milner
01305 852773
11 Dec 04
Stourvale Mummers 12:30 Wimborne Minster, Save the Children
[Stourvale are a revival team in their 25th year, performing the Sixpenny Handley play.]
Alf Woodall
01202 825849
14 Dec 04
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:45 Dorchester, Carols, Brownsword Hall, Poundbury
[The play will tour a number of public houses.]
David Milner
01305 852773
17 Dec 04
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Winfrith Newburgh, Red Lion
[All welcome to sings, dance or play. All times and venues are approximate.]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 20:10 Wareham, Quay -
- - 20:45 Stoborough, Kings Arms -
- - 21:15 Half Way House, Norden -
- - 21:45 Worth Matravers, Square & Compasses -
17 Dec 04 Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Horton, Drucillas Inn
[Stourvale are a revival team in their 25th year, performing the Sixpenny Handley play.]
Alf Woodall
01202 825849
- - 21:00 Horton, Horton Inn -
- - 21:30 Broom Hill, Barley Mow -
- - 22:00 Mannington, Cross Keys -
18 Dec 04
Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Cranborne, Fleur de Lys
[Stourvale are a revival team in their 25th year, performing the Sixpenny Handley play.]
Alf Woodall
01202 825849
- - 21:00 Wimborne St. Giles, The Bull -
- - 21:30 Gussage All Saints, The Drovers -
- - 22:00 Tarrant Keynston, Village Hall
[Grand Christmas Ceilidh with "The Union Band". Caller: Ray Sargent]
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19 Dec 04
Stourvale Mummers 12:30 Sturminster Marshall, Red Lion
[Stourvale are a revival team in their 25th year, performing the Sixpenny Handley play.]
Alf Woodall
01202 825849
- - 13:00 Winterborne Zelston, Botany Bay -
- - 13:30 Corfe Mullen, Coventry Arms -
- - 14:00 Corfe Mullen, Holme Bush -
22 Dec 04
Babylon - Sherborne, Pub Tour
[Mumming only, at The Crown, White Hart, The Britannia, Digby Tap, Weaver's Club]
Steve Cunio
22 Dec 04 Stourvale Mummers 20:00 Pamphill, The Vine
[Stourvale are a revival team in their 25th year, performing the Sixpenny Handley play.]
Alf Woodall
01202 825849
- - 20:45 Winterborne Stickland, The Crown -
- - 21:15 Rosie's Party -
01 Jan 05
Babylon 11:00 Beaminster, The Square
[New Year's Day performances are part of a morris dance performance.]
Steve Cunio
- - 12:00 Stoke Abbott, New Inn -
- - 13:00 Waytown, Hare & Hounds -
01 Jan 05 Symondsbury Mummers 21:00 Symondsbury, Ilchester Arms -
07 Jan 05
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Bothenhampton, Village Midwinter Party
[This is a village hall event with a mumming play, some Border style dancing, a few songs, tunes and ceilidh/barndances. No entry fee, donations to church funds. All welcome to sings, dance or play.]
David Milner
01305 852773
10 Dec 05
Stourvale Mummers 12:30 Wimborne Minster, Save the Children -
16 Dec 05
Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Horton, Drucillas Inn -
- - 21:00 Horton, Horton Inn -
- - 21:30 Broom Hill, Barley Mow -
- - 22:00 Mannington, Cross Keys -
17 Dec 05
Stourvale Mummers 20:30 Cranborne, Fleur de Lys -
- - 21:00 Wimborne St. Giles, The Bull -
- - 21:30 Gussage All Saints, The Drovers -
- - 22:00 Tarrant Keynston, Village Hall
[Grand Christmas Ceilidh with 'The Union Band' - Caller: Ray Sargent.]
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18 Dec 05
Stourvale Mummers 12:30 Sturminster Marshall, Red Lion -
- - 13:00 Winterborne Zelston, Botany Bay -
- - 13:30 Corfe Mullen, Coventry Arms -
- - 14:00 Corfe Mullen, Holme Bush -
21 Dec 05
Stourvale Mummers 21:30 Winkton, The Lamb -
22 Dec 05
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Weymouth, Boot Inn
[The words of our mummers' play are from a script in the Dorset CRO, deposited there in 1934, believed to have been played in Broadwey, near Weymouth. The revival has been played since 1978 in South and West Dorset each midwinter]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 20:00 Weymouth, Admiral Hardy -
- - 20:30 Chickerell, Lugger Inn -
- - 21:00 Chickerell, tbc -
- - 21:30 Portesham, Kings Arms -
22 Dec 05 Stourvale Mummers 20:15 Wimborne Minster, The Green Man -
- - 20:45 Pamphill, The Vine -
- - 21:15 Wimborne Minster, The Crown and Anchor -
- - 22:00 Colehill, The Horns -
23 Dec 05
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Stratton, Saxon Arms
[The words of our mummers' play are from a script in the Dorset CRO, deposited there in 1934, believed to have been played in Broadwey, near Weymouth. The revival has been played since 1978 in South and West Dorset each midwinter]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 20:00 Dorchester, Blue Raddle -
- - 20:45 Fordington, Dorchester, Bulls Head -
- - 21:30 Poundbury, Dorchester, Poet Laureate -
01 Jan 06
Babylon 11:00 Beaminster, The Square
[The play concludes our morris performance. Babylon will be dancing, along with Treacle Eater Clog]
Steve Cunio
01935 829050
- - 12:00 Stoke Abbott, New Inn -
- - 13:00 Waytown, Hare & Hounds -
20 Jan 06
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:30 Upway Hall, nr Weymouth, [Party]
[A Hoodening Play based on one from East Kent but written by members of Frome Valley Morris. Performed since 2002 and still being developed. Performance style is "in the tradition".]
David Milner
01305 852773
27 Jan 06
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 21:00 Weymouth, Pavilion
[Public Ceilidh. A Hoodening Play based on one from East Kent but written by members of Frome Valley Morris. Performed since 2002 and still being developed. Performance style is "in the tradition".]
David Milner
01305 852773
02 Dec 06
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 21:30 Stinsford, Stinsford Church
[Tickets only from the Hardy Society. We perform a play obtained from Dorset Record Office, where the script was placed in 1934. Believed to have been shown in Broadwey near Weymouth up until WW1, we have performed it every Midwinter since 1978 in the South and West Dorset area.]
David Milner
01305 852773
12 Dec 06
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:30 Poundbury, Brownsword Hall
[Residents Assn carols.]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 21:15 Poundbury, Poet Laureate
[We perform a play from a script in the DCRO, once performed in Broadwey, (probably) up till c. 1916 and revived by us in 1978.]
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16 Dec 06
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 20:30 West Stafford, Party, West Stafford Hall
[We perform a play obtained from Dorset Record Office, where the script was placed in 1934. Believed to have been shown in Broadwey near Weymouth up until WW1, we have performed it every Midwinter since 1978 in the South and West Dorset area.]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 21:30 West Knighton, New Inn
[Two shows, in the bar and a private function.]
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21 Dec 06
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Weymouth, Boot Inn
[Walking tour of Weymouth pubs, starting in the Boot. We perform a play from a script in the DCRO, once performed in Broadwey, (probably) up till c. 1916 and revived by us in 1978.]
David Milner
01305 852773
01 Jan 10
Symondsbury Mummers - Symondsbury, Ilchester Arms -
01 Jan 11
Symondsbury Mummers - Symondsbury, Ilchester Arms -
15 Dec 11
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:00 St Nicholas Broadwey, Weymouth Mayoral Carol Service
[Play from Broadwey performed till c.1915. Revived from script in 1978, and performed in costume based on Thomas Hardy supervised production in 1920.]
David Milner
01305 852773
22 Dec 11
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 18:30 Weymouth, Boot Inn
[Play from Broadwey performed till c.1915. Revived from script in 1978, and performed in costume based on Thomas Hardy supervised production in 1920.]
David Milner
01305 852773
- - 19:00 Langton Herring, Elm Tree Inn -
- - 19:45 Puncknowle, Crown Inn -
- - 20:30 Litton Cheney, White Horse Inn -
- - 21:30 Burton Bradstock, Three Horseshoes -
- - 22:00 Shipton Gorge, New Inn -
06 Jan 12
Frome Valley Morris Mummers 19:30 Bothenhampton, Village Hall
[Play from Broadwey performed till c.1915. Revived from script in 1978, and performed in costume based on Thomas Hardy supervised production in 1920.]
David Milner
01305 852773

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